PESC | ANNUAL BEST PRACTICES COMPETITION | Leading the Establishment & Adoption of Open, Trusted Data Standards Across the Education Domain

​​​​"The alliance between HR Open Standards & PESC allows us to coordinate standards development efforts, exchange knowledge, advance interoperability, and educate the community regarding standards, all of which benefit our members and the industry."

Kim Bartkus

Executive Director

HR Open Standards Consortium

​​​​​"PESC…a strong and influential

voice for promoting national and international standards to facilitate

postsecondary data exchange."

Ken Sauer, Ph.D., Senior Associate Commissioner and Chief Academic Officer, Indiana Commission for Higher Education​​

News & Press

Announcements, Newsletters & Applications

The Standard | Spring 2019 | News and Commentary on Technology and Standards in Education from PESC
PESC Annual Distinguished Service Awards

​​​​​​​“The Chamber Foundation is excited

to join PESC and to contribute

toward the ongoing development

of data standards for education."

Jason A. Tyszko, Vice President

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Center for Education and Workforce


Media/Press Kit

PESC | PARTNERS & AFFILIATES | Leading the Establishment & Adoption of Free and Open Data Standards Across the Education Domain
PESC | DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS | Leading the Establishment & Adoption of Open, Trusted Data Standards Across the Education Domain
THE STANDARD Newsletter SPRING 2016 Data Summit News and Wrap Up
PESC Announces 20th Year Anniversary!

​​​​"Systems must be designed to meet the standards and guidelines of NCES…

including the schemas of PESC."

Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant RFA

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009

The Standard | Spring 2018 | News and Commentary on Technology and Standards in Education from PESC



DECEMBER 3, 2020

PESC Distinguished Service Awards for 2020: DCC’s Joanne Duklas, Bardic System’s Alex Jackl, AACRAO’s Mike Reilly and Parchment’s Jason Weaver Honored with Distinguished Service Awards 2020

APRIL 27, 2020

HR Open Standards Awarded 1st Place in 21st Best Practices for "Recruiting Specification"

MARCH 9, 2020

COVID-19 Resources


USCCF's T3 Innovation Network Releases: "Public-Private Standards Development & Use by Government for the Talent Marketplace"

White House Releases "ILR - Interoperable Learning Records Landscape Inventory": Staff at the White House compiled this inventory to provide insight into the current landscape of interoperable learning records (ILRs) as of November 2019 (with no intention to update the inventory for subsequent periods).

NOVEMBER 26, 2019

A4L Community Announces New Partnership with HR Open Standards & Continued PESC Alignment

OCTOBER 17, 2019

HR Open Standards Announces Partnership with Access for Learning, PESC, US Chamber Foundation and other Organizations


US White House Issues: "White Paper on Interoperable Learning Records (ILR)" - Data Transparency Working Group, American Workforce Policy Advisory Board


PESC Distinguished Service Awards 2019Digitary’s Simone Ravaioli, EducationPlannerBC’s Cathy van Soest, GDN’s Herman de Leeuw, The University of Phoenix’s Monterey Sims Honored with PESC Distinguished Services Awards 2019

JULY 26, 2019

PESC Global Education Organization (GEO) Code Featured in The PIE News

JULY 14, 2019

PESC & AACRAO SPEEDE The Next Big Jump in Techology & Standards Featured in AACRAO Connect

JULY 18, 2019

Lumina Foundation Joins PESC as Member

MAY 13, 2019

​Parchment Announces Support for PESC GEO Code

MAY 3, 2019

The Nova Scotia Council on Admission & Transfer (NSCAT) Awarded 1st Place Winner in PESC's 20th Year Anniversary Best Practices Competition for MyTranscripts | Nova Scotia's Electronic Transcript & Data Exchange System

MARCH 8, 2019

PESC Compliant JSON v 1.0 and XML Request & Response v 1.0 Released as PESC Approved Standards

MARCH 7, 2019

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Joins PESC as Member

AUGUST 8, 2018

Standards Bodies United: The Open Standards Network For Lifelong Learning | A PESC Proposal to Enable Harmonization Across Education and Employment to Streamline Future Development, Approval and Maintenance of Open Data Standards, Resources and Tools

JUNE 5, 2018

PESC Presentation to ARUCC on EdExchange

APRIL 30, 2018

Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) Wins 1st Place in PESC 19th Annual Best Practices Competition 2018 for One State, Two Initiatives:  Indiana's Embrace of e-Transcripts and Credential Engine

APRIL 3, 2018

T3 Innovation Network: US Chamber of Commerce Foundation & Lumina Foundation Join Forces: Exploring Web 3.0 Technology Applications in the Talent Marketplace - Featured Panel at Spring 2018 Data Summit

FEBRUARY 28, 2018
PESC Meets ORA & Signs Bologna Open Recognition Declaration

FEBRUARY 13, 2018

Access 4 Learning and PESC Join Forces on JSON Strategy

JANUARY 16, 2018
INTEROP2018 | Coordinating PESC Services & Technology | San Francisco

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

ARUCC Honored with PESC 20th Year Anniversary Distinguished Service Award

AUGUST 14, 2017

HR Open Standards & PESC Form Historic Partnership to Advance Interoperability Across Education & HR Sectors 

​​​​​​APRIL 17, 2017

iQ4 & National Student Clearinghouse Win 1st Place in PESC 18th Annual Best Practices Competition

MARCH 31, 2017

Common XML Credential for Certificates, Degrees & Diplomas v 1.0 Ratified as PESC Approved Standard

FEBRUARY 14, 2017
PESC To Launch Task Force on JSON Technology


The Standard | Spring 2019 | News and Commentary on Technology and Standards in Education from PESC

“The Council on Admission and Transfer of Nova Scotia (CATNS) is excited to become

a PESC Member.  We are happy

to support development of the standards

that are key to our success.” 

Ruth Blades

Operations Manager

Council on Admission & Transfer of Nova Scotia

The Standard | News and Commentary on Technology and Standards in Education from PESC
The Standard | 20th Year Anniversary Edition | News and Commentary on Technology and Standards in Education from PESC

Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council

PESC - HOME - Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council | Data Standards, Digital Data and Records Exchange, XML, JSON, JSON-LD, Electronic Data Interchange EDI, Voluntary Consensus Standards, Education's Standards-Setting Body, PK20W Education Standards Council, PESC Approved Standards and PESC Approved Services

​“Data standards, trusted source,

empowerment, mobility and its value

to students, education & employers

are the centerpieces of our work.”

Frank C. Cicio, Jr.

CEO and Founder

iQ4 Corporation

​“Lumina Foundation believes that data standards are an essential aspect for improving data quality, transparency, and interoperability

on competencies and credentials for students, employers, and institutions. We are proud to join the data standards community & support efforts that allow systems to connect data together to ensure the ability of students to pursue further education and employment.”

Amber Garrison Duncan

Strategy Director

Lumina Foundation

​​​​"PESC is the platform for innovative,

problem-solving dialogue, which

results in functional standards,

based on real-world business models."​

Anne Valentine

President & CEO



Interview at Educause

Michael D. Sessa​, PESC

THE STANDARD Newsletter MARCH 2017
PRESS & MEDIA KIT | PESC | Leading the Establishment & Adoption of Open Data Standards Across the Education Domain

​“As the exchange of student data becomes digitized, we maintain our commitment to standards and join PESC in its mission to develop data standards in the education domain and to staying in the forefront of technological advancement.”​
Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert
President, Board of Directors

Association of International Credential Evaluators

PESC Board of Directors & Staff